News for Friday, March 9, 2012


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Eagle's Landing unable to contain Columbia

For the third time in two seasons, Columbia, the two-time defending state champion defeated Eagle's Landing, 64-50, in the Class AAA semifinals.

Convicted drug dealers given $1million fine

Both to also serve more than 20 years

Two men have been fined $1 million each, and both have been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison, following their convictions for trafficking in drugs.

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HIV/AIDS rate rising among African-American women

Prevention agencies host HIV/AIDS awareness event

Women from all walks of life came together this week at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center in Morrow to celebrate National Women’s and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. During the celebration, the participants were fixated on the television set in the center of the room, listening to testimonials from women who are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and its effects.

Ms. Janice Y. Mouser

Ms. Janice Y. Mouser, 56, of Rex, Ga., passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, March 5, 2012.

Defensive gem for Clayton State women in rout of Tusculum

Lakers allow fewest points in a game

It turned into a defensive clinic when Clayton State rolled past Tusculum 51-26 in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at the Convocation.

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Drew defeats Washington for chance to play for AAA title

If the fourth-ranked Titans had any stage fright playing at the Macon Coliseum, they certainly didn't show it Friday a 75-61 win over Washington of Atlanta to earn a spot in Saturday's finals against the winner of Eagle's Landing-Columbia game.

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Mardi Gras returns to Griswell Senior Center

Local senior citizens lived by the Mardi Gras slogan of “Laissez les bons temps rouler” — or “Let the good times roll” — at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center, in Jonesboro, on Friday.

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PAGLIA: Heart beats again for Eagle’s Landing basketball

If there’s a way to make a memorable run through the state tournament both irrelevant and inspirational, Eagle’s Landing has found it in teammate Eric Wortham Jr.'s frightening episode of seizures last Friday.

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‘That’s what I said!’: Precocious McDonough starlet living her dreams

Television viewers probably recognize her from the role that produced her most recent famous lines –– the “2011 Merger Georgia Lottery” commercial. She is one of four youngsters entering a board room to meet across the table with four adults to discuss a merger.

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Boston College students perform community service in Morrow

Eighteen Boston College students spent the past week helping clean up the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, volunteering at the Good Shepherd Clinic, and assisting teachers at Morrow Elementary School., through a school service organization called the Appalachia Volunteers.

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Eagle's Landing's Wortham out of hospital

No cause found for star forward’s seizures

Eagle’s Landing junior Eric Wortham Jr. was home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Thursday after suffering a seizure at school last week, even making a surprise appearance at a team dinner.